My Orientation Week Story: MYP Art Project & Yayoi Kusama

“A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement… Polka-dots are a way to infinity.”

-Yayoi Kusama

July 18th, the MYP students did an art project as one of the activity in orientation program. In this art project, we need to make two artworks using polka-dots, inspired by the well-known artist Yayoi Kusama. For you that don’t know yet, Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is focus on making sculpture and installation. But one thing that really unique is, she always makes her artwork using polka-dots.

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My Orientation Week Story: Cikal Community Walk

Becoming a middle school student is beyond my imagination. I have so many interesting, fun, and awesome activities everyday. Today, I will share one of those activities that I did in day 4 of Cikal’s orientation week (July 16th 2018). The activity is Community Walk.

In Community Walk, all MYP (Middle Year Program) students walk around the school area and make an observation. We have to observe the surroundings as careful and detail as we can. We went to 2 small villages near the school and also a health center not far from there. If we found something bad from our observations, we need to discuss and find a way to solve the problem.

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My Orientation Week Story: First & Second Days of School in Sekolah Cikal Surabaya

Hi! The holiday is over, and now I’m being a Junior Highschool student or in my school it’s called Middle School student. So here, I will share my first and second day experience as a new student in Sekolah Cikal Surabaya. I hope you enjoy!

-Day 1 (Wednesday, July 11th 2018)

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Pengalaman Trial Class di Sekolah Cikal Surabaya

Haiii!!!

Sudah semester baru ya sekarang. Aku naik kelas 6. Tahun depan aku sudah SMP. Nah, hari ini aku akan menuliskan pengalamanku tadi pagi sampai sore mengikuti Trial Class di Sekolah Cikal Surabaya. Alasanku ikut program ini karena tahun depan aku bermaksud mendaftar SMP di Cikal, dan sebelumnya aku mau tahu dulu bagaimana rasanya bersekolah di sana.

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Dari pagi, aku sudah bangun dari jam 4 lewat, lalu melakukan rutinitasku seperti biasa: Shalat Subuh, sarapan, lalu mandi. Aku berangkat jam 6 pagi ke Sekolah Cikal yang ada di Surabaya Barat. Memerlukan waktu sekitar 45 menit untuk ke sana. Tidak selama yang aku duga sebelumnya ternyata. Apalagi jalanan tadi bisa dibilang cukup lancar.

Tapi seperti biasa, aku merasa deg-degan saat mau berangkat. Biasa, kan mau masuk ke lingkungan yang aku belum pernah tahu. Aku tidak tahu apakah teman-teman di sana akan ramah atau tidak, kelasnya akan asik atau tidak, gurunya seperti apa, dan pikiran-pikiran yang lainnya. Meskipun memang deg-deganku tidak separah dulu saat hari pertama aku ikut kelas Junior Journalist di Sekolah Cikal Cilandak, sebab kalau sekarang aku sudah punya semacam gambaran bagaimana rasanya nanti.

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